The HTML fragment that you're using to embed the viz in your web page has a bunch of <param name="somthing" value="something else> elements....
Add this one:
<param name="display_count" value="yes"/>
Thanks for the response.
Actually though i am looking for a way to do this within Tableau so if one opens just the 'http://public.tableausoftware.com/views/filename . . .' link I can count that. And then is there a way to view that information.
No. I believe that Public Premium has some reporting around this, but not the completely free version. I'll ask someone "in the know" to stop by and confirm.
The easiest way to count total impressions for any given Tableau Public view is to either display the count total on the view itself, or view that information from within your Tableau Public account (each publish visualization has a settings page with shows the view count as well).
Using GA to track hits against a certain public link will potentially result in a higher number than the visualization'***** counter itself since Tableau only counts an impression if the visualization fully loads where as GA will track someone navigating to the page then exiting half a second later.
Beyond the normal information provided for views per workbook in Tableau Public, Tableau Public Premium customers sometimes ask for ad hoc reports showing aggregated traffic overtime and a few other trends which we're happy to provide
Hope that helps shed some light. Happy to answer anymore questions on the subject if I can.
Dustin, Thanks, I hadn't seen the 'Visits' parameter on the settings page before. I guess I didn't drill far enough.
But how does one 'display the count total on the view itself'?
When you embed a Tableau Public view using the provided code snipped from the Share button, the display counter should show up automatically. If you look at the below Tableau Public embed code, specifically the part in blue and bolded, this is what determines whether the display count appears on an embedded visualziation.
I hope that helps clarify a little bit.